Saturday, November 05, 2005

6000 Words

I've been writing ALL DAY.

Well, okay. Not every single minute. I did manage to do five loads of laundry, take a walk with the dog, and eat.

Other than that, I wrote.

Hubby took the kids for the afternoon to leave me with lots of peace and quiet. And then, an hour after hubby got home, he took a nap and the kids did their own thing (quietly, even!) and I had even MORE peace and quiet.

Suffice to say, that after I take one more read-through and perhaps edit a bit more in certain sections, I am done. I'll print off the novel tomorrow and send it off to the agent.

I'm not sure how many words I wrote today (but it was A LOT), but in the midst of my cutting and adding, I somehow pared my manuscript down by 6000 words. Since it originally "clocked in" at over 106,000, I'm thinking this is a good thing. :-)

13 comments:

  1. Olivia11:01 PM

    I'm jealous. I wanna write.

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  2. What a wonderful day! You are lucky.

    Can you have your hubby talk to mine??? hehehe

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  3. I'm jealous too!!! Well done!!!

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  4. Awesome, Mel. And great job on that laundry.

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  5. Love those days where writing takes the front seat. I haven't had one for a while...need to arrange that. Good luck with the agent!

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  6. Thanks, gals! Yeah, it was a GREAT day. :-)

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  7. That is awesome!! It deserves the "Awesome Cheer"!!!

    You're A-W-E
    You're S-O-M-E
    You're Awesome
    You're Awesome
    To-tal-ly!

    Way to go!

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  8. WTG, Melissa!!!!! And way to go, Melissa's DH, for taking the kids out so she could write :-)

    Good luck with the submission!!

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  9. Wow, I'm exhausted just reading that. I think I need to go lay down. :-)

    Congrats on finishing and good luck with the agent!

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  10. Thanks, Tess, Dana, and Kelly! :-)

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  11. Wow, congratulations!

    Now tell me what kind of magic ritual you had to perform to get an agent request before the book was even finished. Do I need eye of newt for such a feat?

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  12. Rachel -
    Actually, the book was finished, but I wanted to make some changes to make it better. :-)

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